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Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers

 
 
Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
1. Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers Marker
Inscription.
A Memorial to Four Unknown Soldiers
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who fell September 8, 1755 on the Bloody Morning Scout led by Col. Ephraim Williams and King Hendrick against the French and Indians under Baron Dieskau.
The remains were disinterred in building a state highway in 1931 and reburied under this monument.

Erected by State Education and Conservation Departments
and New York State Historical Association
1935

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education and Conservation Departments.
 
Location. 43° 25.029′ N, 73° 42.429′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Fort George Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Lake George Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lake George (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake George in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Stockaded Fort 1759 (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1755 Battle of Lake George
Lake George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
2. Lake George Marker
During the French and Indian War, British Colonel Ephraim Williams with 800 militia and 200 Mohawk Indians was ambushed by French grenadiers, militia and Indian allies under Baron Dieskau in action later referred to as the "Bloody Morning Scout.” Although caught by surprise and suffering heavy casualties, the British defeated the French.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adirondack Forest Preserve (about 400 feet away); Fort George (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Lake George, September 8, 1755. (Submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable EventsWar, French and Indian
 
Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2008
3. Marker in Lake George Battlefield Park
The Battle of Lake George was fought on September 8, 1755 at this location between the French and British. The Battle of Lake George Monument can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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